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. a controversial tax has been scrapped in france. the prime minister announced it a short while ago after meeting on the eco-tax, a law designed to cut the number of -- a tax designed to cut the number of trucks on the road. we're joined now by stephen cowell on the business desk. the government expected to reduce it, not scrapped it. >> indeed, quite a surprise. the government said they would not get rid of the tax but delaying it, perhaps changing the rates. heavy goodsx on vehicles. certain parts of the french roads. it would chart up to $.15 per kilometer under the plan am a which was due to come into force january of next year. this was conceived by the previous government and had fallen on the shoulders of shoulder.ollande's particularly from the outlying pariss, particularly like where resolve violent protests over the weekend where farmers, particularly and small businesses were worried this alreadycrease the waning margins in the wake of the financial crisis. government has made some changes to the law earlier this year. they delayed implementation credit. now talking about scrapping it
and more troubling, the socialist government has backtracked several times on tax increases in the face of protests. with me on the set to discuss francois hollande's situation, dire situation, i should say, a andt from "figaro" magazine from -- the government blamed on the so- called eco tax, and environmental tax on trucks in the face of violent protest. , region west of france socialist stronghold, the prime minister explained that suspending the tax was an act of courage. the transport minister and i have already improved the law and changed some of the negative aspects. but this is not enough. willcertain the situation remain locked in brittany until we resume negotiations. it takes courage to restore dialogue. that is why i decided to suspend the implementation of the eco tax law. it will give us time for dialogue -- on the national and regional levels. >> it takes courage to dialogue. a somewhat argue it takes coverage -- someone would argue it takes courage, we make a decision, to stick with them. >> i think coverage has nothing to do with what is going on right now with the fre
players threatened to go on strike over plans for a new super tax on the richest people in france. let's aw at this hour, star with the latest leak from former nsa contractor edward snowden. says theington post" national security agency has been hacking be data links that connect google and yahoo! around the world. laways the agency skirt the by collecting data from millions of local web users via underwater fiber-optic cables. kate moody explains. >> world leaders, foreign citizens, and internet giants, the latest victims of the national security agency's surveillance programs according to intelligence linked by edward snowden. the nsa has admitted to the program to access internet user accounts but described new reports that infiltrated yahoo! and google databases as factually incorrect. breakings not an essay into any databases. it would be illegal for us to do that. -- does collect information on terrorists and our national intelligence priorities, but we are not authorized to go into a u.s. company's servers and take data. we have to go to a court process for doing that. >> but th
-like participation tax. >> we are agreed that both sides want to seek to get the tax introduced at the european level. we fear to dissemble -- it is a symbol of social justice. >> both sides also agreed to take steps to silence the eurosceptics by seeking to return more responsibility from brussels to the eu member states. the parties have yet to agree on how to deal with troubled banks. scenese scenes -- sweet are made of this. the catwalk creations are made of the world's favorite sweet treat. a number of celebrities joined in the fun. wimbledon tennis champ marion bartoli model this fetching dress in dark chocolate. -- modeled this fetching dress in dark chocolate. a real fashion feast. >> three giant mirrors were installed to direct the sun rays into the valley. they eliminate the town square, an area the size of three tennis courts. >> fantastic. i never thought it would be this good. >> the idea for the mirror states back 100 years but was never implemented. sponsors were found to cover the cost -- some 600,000 euros. locals hope tourists will now no longer avoid the town in the dark winter mon
for not being able to make up its mind especially about the government's tax policy. yesterday the government contract on a tax called the eco-tax after violent demonstrations against it. a lot of papers have the feeling that if it were not for the hostage release, it would have been a dark a for hollande. there is a cartoon today that points out just how he is almost happy about this. that our french hostages can come home to my and the advisers in the background saying there is progress in the way that hollande is dealing with the crisis. worry, he got lambasted in the press today despite this victory. let's take a look at the front page -- "can he still do anything? palletizedent seems -- seems pallor that -- seems polymerized -- seems paralyzed." "thego further to say government is paralyzed." >> thank you. web users in china bypass censorship. growing opposition to shale gas fracking in canada. display ofedible rope skipping. a car plowed through a crowd of people in tandem and square in china monday. the deadly car -- in tm an iananmen square monday. all posts and other images about the
. a program that relies entirely on tax increases with no spending cuts? b. a program that requires $1 of spending cuts for every $1 of tax increases? or c. a program that requires at least $2 of spending cuts for every $1 of tax increases? the results of the black poll, arrived at by using a representative sample, and the tv guide poll differed. on the question about making bigger federal spending cuts, 97% of the respondents answered yes to the tv guide poll question. on the black poll, 5% favored a tax increase with no spending cuts, 27% favored a dollar-for-dollar cut on taxing and spending, and 60% favored a $2 cut in taxes for every $1 of spending cuts. it's easy to see from this example that the black poll had more depth and gave a more precise measure of opinion than did the tv guide poll. perot: if we simply keep asking the question, "is it right or wrong?" then we can get our country back on the track. poussaint: knowing something about good polling practices makes us appreciate that getting reliable polling results is trickier than it looks. it's time to pick up a shovel and
>> fundi requiment in the charte but it didn't tell you where that money comes fm there has to taxes ithe in the meantime to come up with that moy. so the questio i would then prop is that prop a lea unanswered is that where is the money going to come from and w shout puturselves othe hook >> supervisor rrell. >> thank you. the money isn't comi out of thin air but prop b this maudz that the city employees contribute 2 percent of their pay. and the city for 2008 matches that with o perce so new employees from as of009 two percent of their health care is ing sad it's not coming from taxpayers in san francisco it's fromity appes fm the city d county of san francisco >> mr. murphy. >> sure so one of the troubling points of prop a there's a catch all the amendment that the contributions of the employee and accident planned contribution by the city are insufficient to meet the requirements othe tth you fu the city is on the hook for the balance. which means in practical terms we have to cut fm somewhere else or raise taxes. and the picture o retee health care where we can fund health care
out more new models. they also say many people may rush to buy cars before the planned consumption tax hike in april. >>> japanese engineers are helping people with disabilities do what they need to do online. they've created a computer that's operated by breathing into a tube. researchers developed the machine. users blow softly to move the cursor down and forcefully to move it up and inhale sharply or gently to move right or left. some students tested out the system. the researchers say it took about a week of getting used to. people with severe mobility problems can currently operate some computers with eye movements, but their new breath-controlled system is cheaper. they are hoping to have it on the market in two years. >>> that's all for now in business news. i'll leave you with a check on markets. >>> the u.s. ambassador to syria has urged antigovernment forces there to negotiate an end to the conflict. he wants the rebels to attend the proposed international peace meeting, but opposition leaders say they won't attend unless president bashar al assad steps down. robert ford spok
later this month. drivers in japan don't have to pay as much in tax when they buy mini cars. and the vehicles get good mileage. engineers from honda roll out a prototype of the first sports car in the category in 20 years. the seats are lower to the ground. the designers say that and other features give drivers a better sense of the car's speed. their competitors at daihatsu will unveil a sports car that has interchangeable hoods of different colors. engineers from suzuki will show off something people don't usually see on the road, mini sport utility vehicle. carmakers say they're using the new models to attract younger drivers. >>> for 100 people from an abandoned island off nagasaki in southwestern japan have returned to their former school for a dramatic reunion. hashima island is also known as battleship island due to its unusual shape. japanese government officials plan to recommend it as a unesco world cultural heritage site. about 120 former students attended the reunion at the site of their old elementary and junior high school on monday. the island was once home to
burials -- attests to the ability of the state to collect taxes in the form of labor, as well as goods and skills needed to put together and control a city of this size. keach: teotihuacan must have had an extensive bureaucracy. everywhere there is evidence of state management, of control. the layout of the city itself was planned. religious and government buildings line two main avenues, with house compounds arranged behind, in a grid pattern. warren barbour has studied these compounds since 1962. this is the central patio of the apartment compound, called sequala, which is a typical apartment compound at teotihuacan. it's about half a football field on the side. it contains a central patio, a temple on the east side, and four apartments. to get the picture of this, you have to see elaborate paintings on the lower sections of the walls... the upper walls painted like wallpaper in reds and whites and greens. the pillars would go up to roofs with wood and covered porticoes, where children would be sitting and playing a game like parchesi. you would see dogs walking around, food being co
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